19 Oct
Sat / 2013

  1. EVENTS
    Members Tour “Friends and Foes: West and Copley in London”

    Beck Building

    In conjunction with the exhibition American Adversaries: West and Copley in a Transatlantic World, this tour focuses on the relationship between Benjamin West and John Singleton Copley, 18th-century American artists who left the colonies to[…]

  2. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Aesthetic Attention in Designing Everyday Objects

    Law Building

    Form meets function: On this 45-minute tour, explore how everyday utilitarian objects in the MFAH collections—from various parts of the world and across time periods—provided rich and interesting design and decoration to the households where[…]

  3. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Koloman Moser: Designing Modern Vienna, 1897–1907

    Beck Building

    Instrumental in the modern-design revolution that swept Vienna at the turn of the 20th century, Koloman Moser (1868–1918) worked across varied types of media, in both two and three dimensions. Join this 45-minute tour of[…]

  4. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Hands-on Workshop “Posada & Printmaking”

    The Glassell Studio School, Law Building

    José Guadalupe Posada (1852–1913) is considered the father of Mexican printmaking. He produced prints depicting current events, often satirizing the misdeeds of prominent political and religious leaders. Following his death, his calaveras (Spanish for “skulls”)—farcical[…]

  5. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Important Women in MFAH History

    Beck Building

    The MFAH has a long history of dedicated and generous female patrons. On this 45-minute tour, learn about these women, their private collections, and their relationships with the Museum—as you enjoy some of the amazing[…]

  6. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Favorite Highlights

    Law Building

    Visit some of the best-known and best-loved works in the MFAH collections on this 45-minute tour.

  7. LECTURES
    Klimt – Schiele – Moser

    Law Building

    Presented by Helga Aurisch, curator of European art, MFAH Explore the interaction of these three radically different artistic temperaments, united under the mantle of the Viennese Secession, as they forged a thoroughly modern, uniquely Viennese,[…]

  8. FILMS
    Oedipus Rex

    Law Building

    Oedipus Rex, adapted from the Greek tragedy, is bookended by autobiographical elements: The prologue takes place in the 1920s, the epilogue in modern Bologna. Of the central portion, set in ancient Greece, filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini[…]

  9. PERFORMANCES
    Mercury – The Orchestra Redefined “Geniuses” Gallery Concert

    Beck Building

    Join Mercury – The Orchestra Redefined in Gallery 214 of the Beck Building for the first "Neighborhood" concert of the 2013–14 season. "Geniuses" takes you on a musical journey through the minds of some of history's[…]

20 Oct
Sun / 2013

  1. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Sunday Family Zone & Studio “Dancing Skeletons & the Day of the Dead”

    Law Building, Beck Building

    Every Sunday, it's ArtTime/FamilyTime at the MFAH. This Sunday, look for signs in the main lobbies directing you to activities. In the Family Zone, spend time with the friendly family educators: sit on a pillow and read and[…]

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